Riga is a fairly large city, as you’d expect being the capital of Latvia. It’s also the largest city in the Baltic states, home to nearly 700,000 people. Not huge by western standards, but is that a bad thing? I think not.
The old town has cobbled streets and a homely feel to it. I manage to park my bike in cafe central, find free wifi and locate a reasonably priced hostel. Try that in London! After a feed I’m all sorted for accommodation, freshened up and ready for a walk around the city.